Good news to all: The Miracle Mile Streetscape Project has achieved substantial completion. To celebrate this milestone, a Miracle Mile Celebration is scheduled on Saturday, April 14, beginning at 5:30 p.m. More details to come. In the meantime, here's a few things you should know:
WHAT IS "SUBSTANTIAL COMPLETION"?
Substantial completion means that the majority of construction work is finished on sidewalks, medians, and roads.
WHAT'S LEFT TO BE DONE?
The remaining items to be completed are minor in nature, referred as "punch list items." These may include minor corrections, touch-up work, and other incidentals.
WHAT ABOUT ROAD CLOSURES?
Although full-road closures are not expected, there may be intermittent lane closures required to address a specific punch list item. At the end of March, the contractor will work at night to complete the permanent road stripping on Miracle Mile. This work is expected to last a week.
WHEN WILL ALL THE WORK ON MIRACLE MILE BE FINISHED?
It is estimated that all pending contractor work on Miracle Mile - including punch list items - will be finished by the end of April.
Free Wi-Fi: Pedestrians shopping or sitting down for a meal on Miracle Mile can now connect to the City of Coral Gables public Wi-Fi network to access the internet, free of charge. A "CG_Guest" prompt will show up on all mobile devices. The City will continue adding more hotspots on Miracle Mile to increase coverage, capacity and signal strength over the following months. This new public Wi-Fi network in Downtown Gables also provides usage statistics through sensor data, which provide pedestrian counts, and real-time vehicle traffic and environmental data.
Free Wi-Fi is already available at the following frequently visited City facilities: City Hall, War Memorial Youth Center, Venetian Pool, Salvadore Tennis Center, Riviera Park, Adult Activity Center, Passport Office, Public Safety Building, 427 Biltmore Way and 72nd Avenue. Plans to add free Wi-Fi to Giralda Plaza are also in the making.